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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR I Health Services

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #17-002941-0003

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Health
Howard County Health Department 
8930 Stanford Blvd. 
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

The Howard County Health Department is seeking a candidate with excellent group facilitation and writing skills to: complete a needs assessment, develop a strategic plan and submit a grant application to implement a Syringe Services Program (SSP) in Howard County. This is a program that has not previously been offered in Howard County and will require the development of partnerships within the community in both the public and private sectors in order, to create a comprehensive plan that incorporates best practice in the fight against addiction and the opioid crisis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling, or a related field.

Experience: Six years professional experience in health services, three of which must have been in professional clinical or administrative services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions, and two years of which must have been at the managerial or supervisory level.

Notes:
1. Applicants may substitute a master’s or Doctoral degree in a health or human services field for up to two years of the required general experience.

2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus an additional year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services Administration specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired qualifications:
- Experience in organizing and facilitating groups to brainstorm and to strategize possible programs to public health concerns

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. For Recorded Job Information Call: 410-767-6018.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. 

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: 

MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division 
201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B 
Baltimore, MD 21201 

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at 
dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.